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Grain filler to reduce milky/ white-ish appearance on poplar burl

I have recently acquired a guitar and ended up sanding though the clear coat of it, as described in this question. Now I am trying to find the best way to refinish the body. In the picture below we ...
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Drywall mud to patch bubbled veneer?

The veneer on this shelf's plywood bubbled up. I imagine there is not much expansion and contraction, so can I simply use drywall joint compound to fill this void once I cut the veneer away? I ...
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What would cause wood filler to turn black when refinishing oak floor?

I was refinishing some old oak floors in rough condition, and troweled in Duraseal wood filler after a rough sand. Mostly, it worked fine, but in some places in one room, the filler turned dark or ...
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Colouring applied wood filler

I’d like to preface this question by stating I am a complete novice when it comes to woodworking and this is in fact the very first time tackling anything like it. I bought a 1920s oak desk chair ...
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Can I use a hardening wood filler over softer wood putty on a walnut island?

I have a large walnut island in my kitchen. It is not end grain and we do not cut directly on it. It was made and installed 12 years ago. The few knots holes and cracks were filled with either wood ...
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How to fill cracks and finish my bench (old found wood)?

For my first woodworking project, I am building bench with wood I found on the curb. Both my neighbor and a guy walking down the street said they thought the wood was at least 150-years-old. The ...
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I have a new pine floor finished with 2 coats poly. What should I use to fill in some countersunk nail holes before 3rd coat of poly?

I have a new pine floor with 2 coats oil based poly (no stain). I want to fill in numerous countersunk nail holes that were left unfilled. I will be putting down a 3rd coat of poly after that. ...
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Necessity of using an accelerator with CA glue?

I notice that various web articles on using CA glue to do wood filling the authors generally recommend using an accelerator, like baking soda or a professional accelerator. What is the necessity of ...
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Levelling off a surface for veneer

I've been making a pretty basic case from plywood and would like to apply some veneer. Unfortunately, one surface needs levelling out because the plywood was a tiny bit warped. I don't have pictures ...
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Help. Stair Treads are Blotchy Now They Look like a Leopard with Dark Spots on Some/Not All

the new stains are all different some like a leopard with heavy dark spots on some treads and others light in areas; wood filler is a whole different issue and not taking stain; contractor used stain ...
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Fixing table crack and ridge

I have a 5' square dining table made of teak. The tabletop appears to be made of glued-together boards 3" - 5" wide. A couple of these boards have come apart, and now I have a gap almost 1/8" running ...
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When is using melted wax filler preferred over wood putty?

Melted solid wax as a filler seems like it can provide a good color match and apparently a sufficiently strong/hard surface for a lot of repairs. Is it a good general substitute for drying/curing wood ...
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How to fix white splotches on pine from wood filler?

total newbie here. First wood project is turning a live edge piece of pine into a kitchen island, but I think I've run into a problem. I wanted to fill holes with this wood filler, but I covered ...
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Making wood filler? - Pine + Glue

I want to make some wood filler for a pine cabinet. Was just going to mix wood glue and Pine sawdust.. Is there any ratio or anything I should do before i go ahead?
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Filling crack in walnut table top

I'm building a table with the walnut top shown below. (Sorry for the blurry photos). I think I should fill this 8" long crack. I need to decide how. I'm considering cleaning up the edges and ...
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Options for filling drill holes

What are some good solutions for fixing my wooden stairs that have giant holes in them? I am trying to recondition the stairs and have a carpet runway up the stairs but came across these holes that ...
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How to fill in holes and gaps after applying polyurethane

I'm finishing a very rough piece of scrap wood for use as a tabletop and to practice applying polyurethane. I've since found that the holes and gaps aren't really "filled" by the material and that I ...
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Is there a practical way to cut off a piece of a live edge slab, and then seamlessly rejoin it?

As mentioned in other questions I've posted, I'm building a memorial bench for my mother, who recently passed away. I would like to have some poetic stanzas inscribed on the seatback on either side, ...
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How to repair breakout at the intersection of two through-mortises (inside the joint)?

I'm making the joint for the leg shown in the following diagram, using handtools. There are two intersecting through-mortises. A tall one (for the apron running topleft-bottomright in the picture), ...
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Filling large gaps

I have made a router table fence with a "dust extraction" feature: As you can see there are gaps that would make the "box" not air tight. I need to use some kind of foam to fill those gaps. The ...
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Pore/Grain Filler Over Danish Oil

I have two slabs: redwood some kind of hard wood that I think resembles a red gum wood I have coated them in Danish Oil and this coating has been allowed to dry for over 10 days. My long term goal ...
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Refinishing - how to deal with streaking caused by a filler used by a previous owner?

I am trying to refinish a fairly ornate architrave around my front door. I think it is probably around 140 years old and made of solid wood, but I reckon it was most recently refinished in the 1960s. ...
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How do I fill teak

I have a teak deck which has been damaged and as a result, there are chunks missing. What do I used to fill in the missing chunks? will the results be indistinguishable from the rest of the teak? ...
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Fixing small knot hole in pine -- compatible with oil finish

I wish to patch/fill a knot hole in a pine panel at a jointed edge. The hole is only a few mm deep. I don't think doing a sawdust + epoxy/shellac/glue filler will sit well with an oil finish, and I've ...
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To Resin or Not To Resin (Cracked Gum Wood)

I have the slab shown in the pics below. During the drying/curing process it developed many micro cracks a few larger (some through-slab) cracks. These cracks exist on both the main surfaces and on ...
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Voids, epoxy and staining compatibility

TL;DR: How do I fix this, and have it match the final color? I'm getting ready to join some 10.5"-wide red oak for a table top, and one of the boards has a void on an edge, right in the middle (...
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Hot melt wood filler sticks for glue guns

I know I've used these before: Hard sticks for standard 7/16" diameter glue guns designed to fill holes so they can hold wood screws. The advantage over other wood fillers is that (1) it can be ...
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